Cowgirl Soccer Ties San Diego State 1-1 in Double Overtime

Oct. 19, 2001



For the third time this season, a recordat the University of Wyoming, the Cowgirls ended in a 1-1 draw, this time toMountain West Conference opponent San Diego State after 120:00 minutes ofplay.

The Cowgirls (2-7-3, 0-0-2 MWC) struck first and scored at 26:22. Renee'Minero got the ball into the back of SDSU's net after rebounding her ownshot. This was the sophomore's first goal of the season.

Early into the second period, SDSU (5-8-1, 1-1-1 MWC) came back to tie thegame on a goal by the Aztec's leading scorer, Kim Castellanos. Amiscommunication by the Cowgirls left a wide-open shot for the sophomore whotook advantage and scored her tenth goal of the season at 46:21. Wyomingdid a good job stopping the Aztec stand-out who has been the driving forcein many of SDSU's wins. Castellanos led SDSU with eight shots.

For the rest of regulation, both the Cowgirls and the Aztecs had severalopportunities to score without results. SDSU had the slight advantage overUW in shots, taking 19 to the Cowgirls' 16. There were several close callsin the boxes of both teams, but excellent defense from both sides kept thegame at 1-1 after two overtime periods.

"It was good that we were finally able to put together a full game and stayintense right up until the end," said Wyoming head soccer coach Anne Moore."We just don't seem to catch any breaks. The changes we've made offensivelyadded a lot to our attack. It's just frustrating to come away from a gamelike this when you feel like you should have won."

Wyoming hosts UNLV (7-4-2, 1-1-0 MWC) on Sun., Oct. 21 in their thirdleague game of the 2001 campaign.